Trump May Override Rosenstein, Declassify Remaining DOJ FISA Docs: Report

After months of dribbling out incomplete document requests made by frustrated GOP lawmakers, President Trump may be about to override Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and use his presidential authority to declassify several caches of information related to the DOJ/FBI's ongoing Trump-Russia counterintelligence operation, according to former IBD Bureau Chief Paul Sperry. 

Sperry tweeted on Sunday that President Trump may declassify: 20 redacted pages of a June, 2017 FISA renewal, "and possibly" 63 pages of emails and notes between "Ohr & Steele," and FD-302 summaries of 12 interviews - In reference to twice-demoted DOJ official Bruce Ohr and/or his wife Nellie, both of whom were working with opposition research firm Fusion GPS to investigate Trump. 

As Cristina Laila of the Gateway Pundit notes, Rosenstein and then-Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe both signed off on a June 2017 FISA surveillance warrant renewal on former Trump aide Carter Page

2017 FISA renewal application (screenshot)

Meanwhile, several frustrated GOP lawmakers have called for the full release of the requested documents - with Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-NC) and Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) calling for their declassification recently, and Meadows and other members drawing up articles of impeachment against Rosenstein, only to withdraw them shortly thereafter.

In June, Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee asked President Trump to declassify key sections of Carter Page's FISA warrant application, according to a letter obtained by Fox News

Let's see if the president will follow suit and declassify documents that could only help his case. Then again, the DOJ is likely to scream "sources and methods!" and claim that the lives of countless intelligence officials will be forever compromised.

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IridiumRebel Jim in MN Mon, 08/06/2018 - 12:10 Permalink

Yeah they’re going for a conservative ban. 

 

Leftists dont like the narrative so clearly they’re over the target.

 

edit: Anonymous is vowing to expose Q. I’ve always been suspicious of Anonymous. Seemed CIAish. Why would they care so much Trumps campaign?

 

 “Anonymous has been adamantly opposed to Trump since he announced his candidacy in 2015. The group declared "cyber war" on Trump in March 2016, directing its followers to take down the then-candidate's websites.”

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Tarzan two hoots Mon, 08/06/2018 - 12:44 Permalink

Then again, the DOJ is likely to scream "sources and methods!" and claim that the lives of countless intelligence officials will be forever compromised.

They will make that claim, as long as they remain redacted, and nobody's the wiser.

Until the Sources and methods reveal the "Insurance policy" that strzok said would prevent a Trump Presidency, in the event he won the election.

The Obama Administration and Hillary's campaign will be screaming "sources and methods" the loudest, to protect THEIR sources and methods of rigging an election!

Once it's revealed, the real harm to the intelligence community, will be revealed - the politicization of the DOJ, FBI, and CIA by the former administration.

Hopefully the sham FISA Court will be exposed also. IMO, it was specifically designed to do an end around the Constitution, to provide cover for illegally spying on Americans!

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FireBrander Prosource Mon, 08/06/2018 - 13:06 Permalink

This whole "Russia" investigation has been a giant 'WTF?!' cloud.

What am I seeing here as the clouds part?

1. Trump let the democrats run the "Investigation".

2. Trump is proven innocent.

3. Bucket loads of incriminating evidence is uncovered about "friends of Hillary".

4. That "evidence" is ignored by the D political hacks running "the investigation".

5. The Truly damning "evidence" is "classified" to make sure no one reads it.

6. Trump overrides and declassifies!

7. OMG...Trump gave them the rope and they actually hung themselves.

Now, will Sessions get on the move and start jailing folks?

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JohninMK pods Mon, 08/06/2018 - 15:05 Permalink

So true.

This is just total speculation to keep the true believers hopes up high.

We have seen in Congress the teeth of the DoJ/FBI determined to protect their own. As they are fully aware that (their) half of the US population doesn't give a shit and most of the rest would care more if they understood the implications, they know they are on pretty safe ground.

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kralizec August Tue, 08/07/2018 - 08:02 Permalink

That POS will flee to a non-treaty extradition nation...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extradition_law_in_the_United_States

...I would guess running back somewhere warm, with fond memories of being a Thursday night boy toy for elder cultists of Mohammad...Indonesia...but I am really rooting for Russia just so I can also see the Prog's squirm on that boomerang irony...and to see Vlad accident him for us...

It's a nice dream anyway...

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